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HEERF III Information

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) is part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, passed by Congress.

Cal State LA has been allocated $108,113,372 through HEERF III. Federal guidelines earmarked at least $54,097,891 for our students.

The University will begin to compile priorities for allocation of the HEERF Institutional Portion, in consultation with campus constituents.

HEERF II Information

The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) is part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021, recently passed by Congress.

Cal State LA has been allocated $61,905,561 through HEERF II. Federal guidelines earmarked at least $18,957,083 for our students.

As of June 30, 2021, 100% of the student HEERF II funding has been disbursed to students. The updated disbursement total amount is $18,957,083 to 22,732 students who received the automatic block grants and/or emergency grants. View the final report to the U.S. Department of Education regarding emergency financial aid grants to students from HEERF II.

As of June 14, 2021, the updated disbursement amount was $18,533,550 to 20,688 students who received the automatic block grants and/or emergency grants. After disbursements, $423,533 remained and is available to assist eligible students.

As of March 31, 2021, the updated disbursement amount was $18,072,575 to 20,376 students who received the automatic block grants and/or emergency grants. After the disbursements, $884,508 remained and is available to assist eligible students as emergency grants through the Office of the Dean of Students.

From late February through March 26, 2021, $18,004,575 in HEERF II assistance was disbursed to 20,372 students. After the disbursements, $952,508 remained and was available to distribute to eligible students as emergency grants through the Office of the Dean of Students.

The funds can be used to cover expenses related to the pandemic, such as food, health care, technology, course materials, and child-care expenses. As was the case with the Student Portion of the CARES Act funding, which was distributed in spring and fall 2020, students received varying amounts of assistance. Funding was based on the financial need of each student. Most students, regardless of need or other financial aid award, received a baseline amount of assistance. Find the details of the distribution of these funds on the HEERF II Eligibility webpage.

HEERF II Institutional Portion

The remaining $42,948,478 is our HEERF II Institutional Portion. The campus was also allocated $4,037,818 as part of the Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Portion of the HEERF II funding.

Cal State LA drew down $1,432,400 during the quarter ending June 30, 2021, from the HEERF II Institutional Portion. View the HEERF Quarterly Reporting June 30, 2021.

Cal State LA drew down an initial $4,136,648 in mid-March 2021 from the HEERF II Institutional and MSI Portions. View the HEERF Quarterly Reporting March 31, 2021.

The University has begun to compile priorities for allocation of the HEERF Institutional Portion, in consultation with campus constituents.

CARES Act Information

Cal State LA received an allocation of $18,957,083 earmarked for students from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The University disbursed the entire allocation as emergency financial aid grants to 26,976 students. These students included those who were enrolled in spring 2020 as well as new, first-year students and transfer students who enrolled in fall 2020. View the final report to the U.S. Department of Education regarding emergency financial aid grants to students.

To ensure that all our students in need received emergency assistance, Cal State LA used other funding sources for students who were not eligible to receive federal funding under the CARES Act. In addition, we provided more than $1.3 million to 1,395 undocumented students and international students. We also supported 739 students with $340,777 in emergency grants through a program administered by the Office of the Dean of Students.

Cal State LA has purchased more than 5,000 Wi-Fi hotspots and laptop computers to assist with virtual learning and internet connectivity issues. More than 2,000 laptops and hotspots have been distributed to students and faculty who needed the technology. The University plans to distribute laptops and hotspots to additional students and faculty members who have a need for these devices prior to the start of the spring semester.

HEERF Institutional Portion 

Cal State LA received $21,792,047 as part of the HEERF Institutional Portion allocated to the campus. This total includes $2,834,964 that Cal State LA received from the Minority Serving Institution (MSI) - Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. The University has drawn down on the HEERF Institutional Portion and MSI funds. See reporting details below.

Pursuant to H.R. 748 (CARES Act), section 18004(c), CSU campuses may use HEERF Institutional Portion monies to cover costs incurred associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus. Costs must be incurred on or after March 13, 2020 to be eligible. Examples of allowable uses permitted under the broad institutional authority granted by the CARES Act include lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associated with a transition to virtual instruction, faculty and staff trainings, payroll costs, and emergency financial aid grants to students for their expenses. 

Cal State LA drew down the remaining $10,413,573 from the HEERF Institutional Portion in January 2021. View Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3) for the quarter ending March 31, 2021.

Cal State LA drew down on an initial $11,378,474 in mid-December 2020, from the HEERF Institutional Portion. View Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3) for the quarter ending December 31, 2020.

Cal State LA did not draw down any funds from the HEERF Institutional Portion for the reporting period ending September 30, 2020. View Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting under CARES Act Sections 18004(a)(1) Institutional Portion, 18004(a)(2), and 18004(a)(3) for the quarter ending September 30, 2020.

Updates

This page was updated on July 12, 2021, to update the June 30, 2021 final report to the U.S. Department of Education regarding emergency financial aid grants to students.

This page was updated on July 10, 2021, to include the June 30, 2021 Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting and the final report to the U.S. Department of Education regarding emergency financial aid grants to students.

This page was updated on July 1, 2021, to include information regarding the distribution of the HEERF II Student Portion.

This page was updated on June 16, 2021, to include information regarding the distribution of the HEERF II Student Portion.

This page was updated on June 8, 2021, to include information regarding HEERF III.

This page was updated on April 12, 2021, to include additional information regarding the distribution of the HEERF II Student Portion and Institutional Portion.

This page was updated on March 26, 2021, to include information regarding the distribution of the HEERF II Student Portion.

This page was updated on March 9, 2021, to include information regarding the Minority Serving Institution portion of the HEERF II funding.

This page was updated on January 29, 2021, to include the March 31, 2021 Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting.

This page was updated on January 22, 2021, to include information regarding HEERF II.

This page was updated on January 11, 2021, to include the final report to the U.S. Department of Education regarding emergency financial aid grants to students.

This page was updated on January 4, 2021, to include information on the MSI funding and the September 30, 2020 Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting.

This page was updated on December 18, 2020, to include the December 31, 2020 Quarterly Budget and Expenditure Reporting.